New product gives options to meet 316(b), Clean Water Act

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently finalized a new product to meet the standards of Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act.

The standard requires that the location, design, construction and capacity of cooling water intake structures utilize the best technology available for minimizing impingement and entrainment of water life.

The Hydrolox® traveling water screens meets EPA’s requirement. In addition the EPA specifically noted that Hydrolox® designs have “shown promise in reducing impingement mortality.”

The screens are equipped with fish buckets, a low-pressure wash, a fish handling and return system. 

Currently the Hydrolox water screen is being installed at National Grid’s Port Jefferson Station in New York.

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